Welcome to the eleventh edition of the Short Science Podcast.
Join Elizabeth and special guest presenter Sarah for this jam-packed 'Science in Showbusiness' special edition of Short Science!
We kick off the podcast with a few prominent science news headlines from the week including:
- curing diseases before they're even invented
- giant meat-eating plant discovered
- new gel condom protects women from HIV
- new planet displays exotic orbit
Throughout the show, Sarah gives us an insight into her experiences of science and technology while recording her album 'Fool'. She has kindly let us include three tracks in the podcast - Fool, In Our Bubble and Voices. For more information about the album see her profile page on the Short Science website.
We kick off the Capsules this week with our first 'Capsule Science in Literature'. Dr Peter Bentley talks to us about being a popular science writer, and his book 'The Undercover Scientist'. We've also got a review of the book from Christopher Hauke.
Next we have a 'Capsule Science in Factual Television' with Ben Hauke reviewing a popular serialised documentary recently shown in the UK called 'Medicine Men Go Wild'.
In our 'Capsule Science in Television Fiction', Georgie speaks to Jane Seymour about her experiences of historical medicine in the hit TV show 'Dr Quinn Medicine Woman'.
And for a bit of light relief after all this mighty serious science (!) a short quiz, and a maths connundrum for you to take a crack at! Just send in your answers by 10am (UK time) on Thursday 20th August.
Contact us with your comments and suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send us your requests for topics to cover, or offer up your science and join us on the show!
Visit our website for more information http://www.shortscience.co.uk/.You can also join our guests by posting your profile and/or your 'Capsule Science'.
If you want to listen to the broadcast show (which includes some light musical interludes) then catch us live on Thursdays at 12-1pm or listen again - all at http://www.icradio.com/.
Audio_typeSpoken Word(interviews, reading, etc)
CopyrightHolderElizabeth Hauke and Georgie Gould
Copyright_statementCopyright 2009 Elizabeth Hauke and Georgie Gould